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  • Congress OKs bipartisan budget deal, but road ahead not easy

    WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan budget accord Friday that staves off a destabilizing U.S. default, eases the threat of ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • U.S. escalates involvement in Syria amid talks on Assad future

    WASHINGTON – The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Rauner says he will send Emanuel dead fish after budget spat

    CHICAGO – The public spat between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached a new level Friday, as the mayor said the Republican should ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Rare statewide Democrat tries to hold on as Mississippi AG in Deep South

    JACKSON, Miss. (— Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is hardly out of place in Southern politics: He speaks often about his Christian faith and rai ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • McHenry County reps help elect Paul Ryan as House Speaker, vote against budget deal

    Local U.S. House members voted to elect Paul Ryan as the new House speaker, and against a two-year budget deal that rids him of a major starting-gate ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:20 am
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